His brother's blood : speeches and writings, 1838-64 /
Owen Lovejoy ; edited by William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore ; foreword by Paul Simon.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2004.
xxvi, 432 p.
0252029194 (alk. paper)
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Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2004.
0252029194 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore are ordained ministers in the United Church of Christ and codirectors of the Lovejoy Society Paul Simon served as a U.S. senator from Illinois. He taught at and directed the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Review Quotes
"The speeches gathered in this important collection reveal the eloquence and wide-ranging interests of this significant and fascinating antislavery leader and member of Congress. A friend of Abraham Lincoln, Lovejoy gently prodded the president to move more quickly toward abolition during the Civil War. Accessible and readable, Lovejoy's speeches afford us a rare look at the intersection of religion and politics. They also reveal a breadth of learning rarely matched in his time or ours."-- Fred J. Blue, biographer of Salmon P. Chase and Charles Sumner
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Main Description
This is the first comprehensive collection of the speeches of Owen Lovejoy (1811-64). After the assassination of his brother, Elijah, for printing an antislavery newspaper, instead of seeking revenge on the murderers, Lovejoy chose to help eradicate the system of racial slavery.Including sermons, campaign speeches, open letters, and his congressional exchanges and addresses,His Brother's Bloodoffers a colorful and important perspective on the turmoil leading up to the Civil War and the excitement in Congress that produced universal emancipation.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xix
Editorial Methodp. xxvii
Chronologyp. xxix
Member of the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1838-42
Introduction: Sinners, Saints, and God-fearing Folkp. 1
Open Letter to the Citizens of Alton, Illinois, 1838p. 4
Open Letter from the Rock River Congregational Association of Illinois to the Reformed Church of Scotland, July 16, 1841p. 15
Sermon on the Supremacy of the Divine Law, January 1842p. 19
Open Pastoral Letter to the Rock River Congregational Association, March 26, 1842p. 25
Sermon on Religion and Politics, July 21, 1842p. 33
Member of the Liberty Party, 1842-48
Introduction: Evangelicals, Republicans, and Political Organizersp. 45
Address to the Liberty Party of Illinois, May 27, 1842p. 48
Open Letter Entitled "No Sin to Steal," July 26, 1842p. 55
Reports on Speeches at the National Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, New York, August 30-31, 1843p. 58
Open Letter upon Returning from the Liberty Party Convention in Buffalo, New York, September 8, 1843p. 61
Sermon Entitled "Christ Died for All, without Regard to Person, Age, Rank or Color," July 1844p. 63
Report on Speeches at the Northwestern Convention of the Liberty Party in Chicago, June 1846p. 65
Two Letters and a Report While Canvassing in Massachusetts for the Liberty Party, Fall 1846p. 70
Report on Two Speeches at the Last National Liberty Party Convention, Buffalo, New York, October 20, 1847p. 77
Member of the Free Soil and Free Democratic Parties, 1848-54
Introduction: Perfectionists, Opportunists, and Religious Change Agentsp. 79
Open Letter in Response to Political Questions in the Aurora Guardian, July 14 and 15, 1848p. 82
Open Letter upon Returning from the Free Soil Convention in Buffalo, New York, August 22, 1848p. 86
Sermon on the Signs of the Coming Reign of the Messiah, January 1850p. 88
Report on the Free Democratic State Convention, October 25-26, 1853p. 93
Leader in Forming the Republican Party, 1854-56
Introduction: Douglas, Lincoln, and Fusionp. 97
Report on Remarks at the State Republican Convention, October 4-5, 1854p. 100
Report on a Speech in the Illinois State Legislature on "Colored People" Having the Right to Testify in Court, January 11, 1855p. 102
Speech and Reporter's Comments on Three Antislavery Resolutions Given in the Illinois State Legislature, February 6 and March 5, 1855p. 105
Opening Prayer at the First National Meeting of the Republican Party, February 22, 1856p. 121
Report on a Speech at the First National Meeting of the Republican Party, February 22, 1856p. 123
Reports on the "Lost Speech" at the Bloomington, Illinois, Anti-Nebraska State Nominating Convention, May 29-31, 1856p. 126
Reports on a Speech after the Bolter's Convention in Bloomington, Illinois, July 16, 1856p. 129
Report on a Campaign Speech for Congress at Neponset, Illinois, October 26, 1856p. 135
Minority Gadfly Member of the 35th Congress, 1857-59
Introduction: Ruffians, Abusers of Power, and "Fanatics"p. 137
First Speech in Congress, on Deception in the Treasury Note Bill, December 21, 1857p. 140
Speech Entitled "Human Beings, Not Property," in Response to the Supreme Court Decision on the Dred and Harriet Scott Case, February 17, 1858p. 142
Remarks on Contract Corruption during the Debate on the Deficiency Bill, April 2 and 7, 1858p. 154
Remarks on the Decoration of the Agriculture Committee Room, May 19, 1858p. 156
Acceptance Speech on Receiving Unanimous Renomination at the Joliet, Illinois, Convention, June 30, 1858p. 157
National Sabbath Speech at Bryant's Grove, Princeton, Illinois, July 22, 1858p. 161
Report on a Speech after the First Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858p. 162
Report on a Speech on the Fugitive Slave Law after the Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1858p. 164
Speech on the Fanaticism of the Democratic Party, February 21, 1859p. 166
Speech at the Mount Vernon Association, Princeton, Illinois, May 25, 1859p. 180
Partisan Republican Member of the 36th Congress, 1860-61
Introduction: Voters, Compromisers, and Promise Keepersp. 183
Speech Championing the Homestead Bill, March 26, 1860p. 186
Debate on Slavery, Conducted under Hostile Conditions in Congress, April 5, 1860p. 191
Reports on and Concluding Remarks of a Campaign Speech Near Alton, Illinois, July 20, 1860p. 211
Report on a Campaign Speech at Greenup, Illinois, August 16, 1860p. 215
Report on a Campaign Speech at Freeport, Illinois, September 12, 1860p. 216
Campaign Speech at the Chicago Wigwam, October 15, 1860p. 225
Resolution on Obedience to the Constitution and the Defense of National Property, December 17, 1860p. 247
Speech and Brief Debate on Making No Compromises with Slavery, January 23, 1861p. 250
Brief Remarks on Compromises with Slavery, January 28, 1861p. 262
Report on a Speech at the War Meeting in Princeton, Illinois, April 25, 1861p. 263
A Floor Leader of the Triumphant 37th Congress, 1861-63
Introduction: Unionists, Moderates, and Emancipationistsp. 267
Resolutions Opposing the Return of Fugitive Slaves to Their Masters, July 8 and 9, 1861p. 270
Report on a Speech about the Use of War Powers to Free the Slaves with the Help of Black Troops, Late November 1861p. 271
Resolutions on Expanding the Confiscation Act to Include Slaves of All Citizens in Rebellion, December 5 and 20, 1861p. 278
Resolution Granting Diplomatic Status to "Hayti" and Liberia, December 11, 1861p. 281
Speech and Debate on the Conduct of the War, January 6, 1862p. 282
Remarks on the Surrender of Traitors to the British Government, January 14, 1862p. 294
Remarks on a Bill to Establish a Department of Agriculture, February 17, 1862p. 298
Remarks on Taxing Slaveholders per Slave, March 25, 1862p. 299
Response to Charges That Antislavery Men Are As Responsible for the War As the Rebels, March 25, 1862p. 301
Remarks on a Bill to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, April 11, 1862p. 303
Remarks on the Pacific Railroad Bill, April 17, 1862p. 305
Speech and Brief Debate on the Second Confiscation Act, April 24, 1862p. 307
Resolutions on Prohibiting Slavery in the Territories, May 1, 9, 12, and June 17, 1862p. 324
Speech at Cooper Institute, New York City, with an Introduction by William Cullen Bryant, June 12, 1862p. 329
Speech at a War Meeting in Chicago, Rallying Troops and Encouraging the Use of Black Troops, August 2, 1862p. 349
Report on a Speech at a War Meeting in Princeton, Illinois, on the Agony and Necessity of This Conflict, August 7, 1862p. 351
Report on Remarks on the Emancipation Proclamation at the Springfield, Illinois, Convention, September 25, 1862p. 353
Reports on Speeches Promoting the Administration on the Campaign Trail, Fall 1862p. 355
Reports on and Speech at Princeton, Illinois, on Victory after a Bitter Campaign, November 14 and 19, 1862p. 357
Remarks on Reconstruction Policy Contrary to Congressman Stevens, January 9, 1863p. 366
Speech and Brief Debate on the Negro Regiment Bill, January 29, 1863p. 370
Open Letter to the Springfield Journal Affirming Lincoln for President, August 31, 1863p. 379
Report on a Speech in Princeton, Illinois, on the Results of Off-year Elections, October 22, 1863p. 381
Speech at the North Western Fair of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, November 5, 1863p. 385
Open Letter Read at the American Anti-Slavery Society Meeting in Philadelphia, November 22, 1863p. 391
Last Public Prayer at Hampshire Colony Congregational Church, November 26, 1863p. 393
Esteemed Colleague of the 38th Congress, 1863-64
Introduction: Freedman, Avengers, and Alliesp. 397
Report on Last Speech in Princeton, Illinois, on Reconstruction Policy, November 26, 1863p. 400
Remarks Concerning a Bill Making Slaveholding a Crime, December 14, 1863p. 402
Report on a Speech at the New City Hall in Portland, Maine, Predicting Lincoln's Re-election, December 26, 1863p. 404
Letter to William Lloyd Garrison, February 22, 1864p. 407
Last Public Words in the Form of a Letter to Governor John Andrew of Massachusetts, February 22, 1864p. 409
Eulogy by Abraham Lincoln, June 9, 1864p. 411
Bibliographyp. 413
Indexp. 423
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